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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:44 PM
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O'Reilly: Blowing Iran off the face of the earth would be the sane thing
O'Reilly: Blowing Iran "off the face of the earth ... would be the sane thing to do"

http://mediamatters.org/items/200603100008

Summary: On his radio program, Bill O'Reilly stated: "You know in a sane world, every country would unite against Iran and blow it off the face of the Earth. That would be the sane thing to do."

On the March 8 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Bill O'Reilly stated: "You know, in a sane world, every country would unite against Iran and blow it off the face of the earth. That would be the sane thing to do." O'Reilly made the remark during a discussion of Iran's recent threat to cause "harm and pain" to the U.S. if it pursues sanctions against Iran in the U.N. Security Council because of Iran's developing nuclear program.

From the March 8 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: And let's do the No-Spin News. In Vienna, Iran has threatened the U.S.A. with, quote, "harm and pain" for its role in trying to get the United Nations to discipline Iran over the nuke issue. OK. It's the usual saber-rattling. You know, we'll hurt you, we'll do this, that, and the other thing. Now, what Iran is doing is they perceive that America is weakened because of the conflict in Iraq and the division at home, OK? So they're saying, "Hey, we'll just push the envelope as far as we can push it and see what happens. So we think that Bush is a damaged president, his approval ratings are low, Iraq is chaos -- we're helping that out, by the way." Iran is helping Iraq to be in chaos by allowing the terrorists to go through that country and arming them and teaching them how to make bombs and all of that.

You know, in a sane world, every country would unite against Iran and blow it off the face of the earth. That would be the sane thing to do, just go in and remove the government, because this is a terrorist state. But we can't do that, and now, the U.S.A. is basically has to take this kind of rhetoric. I mean, there's nothing else we can do but go to the United Nations and say to the Security Council, "Look, you can't let these people have nuclear weapons. If you do, there's going to be a war." So it's between war and sanctions.




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cdb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:45 PM
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1. Dangerous asshat. n/t
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:45 PM
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2. Just another big-talkin chickenhawk
It'll just be a shame that all those countries don't "miss" and blow up the Fox News building

/Ann Coulter
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:45 PM
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3. "O'Reilly" and "sane" in the same sentence....n/t
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:46 PM
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4. Has he been hangin out with Pat Robertson?
wacko!!!!
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:47 PM
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5. What the hell would he know about sane?
This is just a whack-job obscene phone caller and phone harasser. Stick a loofah in it, O'Lielly.
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:47 PM
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6. My god!
How in the world can he be still on the air spouting this shit? I'm just speechless.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:49 PM
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7. No kidding....
If Randi Rhodes were to say something like that she would be getting sued, fired, etc.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:49 PM
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9. It's amazing, isn't it?
How could anyone advocate totally destroying/obliterating a country? That is so totally irrational, yet he collects a salary for it. Bizarre.

I don't have cable. Programs like his are part of the reason.
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jschurchin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:49 PM
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8. You know what, this........
motherfucking idiot has lost his sanity. I mean he is fucking nut's. No one and I mean NO ONE in their right mind would use or even suggest using a nuclear weapon against any peoples of this world.

I cannot understand why anyone would listen to this fucking moron.
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TAPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:54 PM
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13. He's a tool for sure... nt
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:52 PM
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10. You know, in a sane world everyone in the country would unite
against Falafel and...
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:53 PM
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11. kill millions of people, it doesn't get any saner than that!
:sarcasm:
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:53 PM
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12. Maybe FOX keeps him on BECAUSE of his insanity. Maybe people
listen to him like they were watching a Jerry Springer show; you know it is insanity but it is kind of entertaining.

Look at how much free press he gets from us. I am not saying it's wrong because he does the Democrats a favor by being a right winged spokesperson.

I wonder how many people he has converted from Repub to Democrat.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:04 PM
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21. I do think there is something to that theory--that some people watch for
the entertainment--it has little to do with what they believe or support. But I think we must also realize how useful this kind of statement is to the fascists who control our country. It makes people like Bush, Rice, Bolton, SEEM like moderates (by comparison), who are resisting some kind of outcry from the population--a thumbs down on Iran by the American PEOPLE--and are trying to be reasonable and diplomatic, in opposition to that pull from right in favor of bloodshed, when in fact, a) Bush-Rice-Bolton would incinerate millions of Iranians in a minute, if it suited them; b) they likely intend to use nuke strikes, avoiding the oil fields and facilities, to cripple the gov't, terrify the people and smash any resistance to a Bush junta takeover of Iranian oil.

It's like their Pat Robertson ploy--Robertson calling for Hugo Chavez's assassination. Anything Rice does--no matter how unjust, deceptive or destructive toward Venezuela--then looks moderate compared to assassinating a democratically elected president.

It makes me extremely sad and upset that a statement like this--calling for the nuclear incineration of an entire people--could be said on American TV without the immediate firing of the speaker. It is not just intolerable, on its face--it's more than that. It degrades us. It lowers the moral and ethical tone of the country to that of barbarians--looters and rapists. It encourages crime. It encourages "might makes right." It encourages the strong to loot and rape the poor. It encourages a despicable egotism--so reflective of Bush himself, and also Cheney and the rest--that flies in the face of all human feeling, all friendship, all community, all that binds us together. It's also pathetically and despicably weak--like old men, unable to get it up any more, blundering and blustering with their swords or guns against people and events they can no longer control. (Cheney comes to mind.) It is WEAKNESS to threaten such destruction against a small, defenseless country.

But for all the sadness and outrage I feel, I think we should focus on the power position of the fascists who foster and reward this kind of wretched propaganda. What strategy can we devise to remove their power over our public airwaves?

I think it has to start with our recovery of our right to vote--from the rightwing Bushite corporations that now control our election system with "TRADE SECRET," PROPRIETARY programming code--code so secret that not even our secretaries of state are permitted to review it. This is an outrageous circumstance. This latest twist in fraudulent elections is why asshats like Bush and O'Reilly can still be in power. A democratic country with TRANSPARENT elections would long ago have toppled them both.

Transparent elections are not just the key to ending unjust war and massive thievery by the rich, they are the key to controlling laws that control our public airwaves.

Transparent elections = good government, responsible, well-regulated business, strong "checks and balances" such as an honest press corps, peace and justice.

Non-transparent elections = the Bush junta, and asshats issuing nuke threats, and assassination threats, on TV.

Our "press corps" is so bad that it was COMPLICIT with the use of "trade secret" software to steal the last election. The war profiteering corporate news monopolies, acting in concert on election night 2004, through one polling organization (Edison-Mitofsky), FALSIFIED their own exit polls, FORCING the numbers to 'FIT' the results of Diebold's and ES&S's secret vote tabulation--thus denying the American people major evidence of election fraud (that Kerry won the exit polls) and squelching protests and calls for investigation (unlike in the Ukraine, where people could see the difference between the exit polls and the official results, and knew that something was very wrong).

That's how bad these news organizations have become. O'Reilly is an artifact of the utter corruption of American journalism by corporate war profiteers--an inevitable consequence of it. If you have all news and opinion monopolized by a few rich people, of course you're going to have, a) gasbags like O'Reilly shilling for them, and calling for nuclear incineration of millions of people, in order to steal some resource that the war profiteers want; and b) stolen elections for the same purpose.

To restore balance, we have first to restore transparent elections--the one thing that it is still within our power to do (for how long I don't know). Power over election systems still resides at the state/county level, where ordinary people still have some influence.

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Some resources:

www.votersunite.org (MythBreakers - easy primer on electronic voting--one of the myths is that HAVA requires electronic voting; it does not.)
www.verfiedvoting.org (great activist site)
www.UScountvotes.org (monitoring of '06 and '08 elections)
www.solarbus.org/election/index.shtml (fab compendium of all election info)
www.freepress.org (devoted to election reform)
www.TruthIsAll.net (analysis of the 2004 election)
Sign the petition (Russ Holt, HR 550, great bill-has 169 sponsors). http://www.rushholt.com/petition.html
www.debrabowen.com (Calif Senator running for Sec of State to reform election system)
www.votepa.us (well-organized local group of citizen activists in Pennsylvania, where important legal issues are at stake, including state's rights over election systems)

Also of interest:

Bob Koehler (-- four recent election reform initiatives in Ohio, predicted to win by 60/40 votes, flipped over, on election day, into 60/40 LOSSES!--the biggest flipover we've seen yet; the election theft machines and their masters are now dictating election policy!)
www.tmsfeatures.com/tmsfeatures/subcategory.jsp?file=20...

Amaryllis (Diebold, ES&S, Sequoia lavish lobbying of election officials - Beverly Hilton, Aug. '05)
www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=vi...

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Throw Diebold and ES&S election theft machines into 'Boston Harbor' NOW!

:think: :patriot: :woohoo: :patriot: :think:

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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:54 PM
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14. He's channeling Lewis Prothero again
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:55 PM
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15. These statements are only said to incite....
It's convenient that he didn't mention the statements by Cheney, Rice, McFellon and Bolton spouting the same type of rhetoric....can't have it both ways!!


<snip>
"Look, you can't let these people have nuclear weapons. If you do, there's going to be a war." So it's between war and sanctions.
<snip>

Iraq has gone really well for us hasn't it O'Leilly?
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:35 PM
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23. Recall that this asshat said that if boosh was found to be lying about
WMD in Iraq that he would apologize and never believe boosh again. Lucy get the football, looks like the sucker's cranking up again.

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trixie Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:56 PM
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16. is he on meds, off meds or desperately needs meds?
This guy is a lunatic.

:freak:
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:59 PM
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17. In a sane world, every Muslim country would unite
against anyone who blows Iran "off the face of the earth."
Does he think that it would end there? These countries are not going to unite to do the deed, but to prevent the deed, or to retaliate after it is done.
These countries will have a chance to vote in the U.N., and then we will see what side that they choose.
How can you ever believe that a sane act would be to start a nuclear war?
This guy is the insane one.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:07 PM
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18. Taking This Ignorant Dick off the Air
would be a more sane thing to do. People like this deserve a public beating.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:08 PM
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19. This coming from Ted Baxter, the Giant Head
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 02:08 PM by AtomicKitten
He should start looking for the men in white coats with a net.

Yikes.

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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:31 PM
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20. He is a sick, evil man
I don't know how anyone can stomach such a vile and disgusting person, let alone have a speck of respect for him. He epitomizes the worst that America has to offer.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:25 PM
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22. Does anyone actually watch loofa man anymore for anything other than
entertainment value?
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:25 PM
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24. I cannot wait to meet this sonofabitch face to face someday
If given the opportunity, it would be wonderful to shove an American flag down this chickenshit's piehole. He make McCarthy seem "reasonable".

In the meantime, we can play:

http://www.awolcowboy.com/oreilly
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